The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its Seven to Save Endangered Sites Program. Building on partnerships with groups and individuals, Seven to Save listing has been a catalyst to the successful revival of dozens of buildings, landscapes, downtowns, and neighborhoods endangered by threats such as lack of regulatory protections, neglect, imminent demolition, and incompatible development.
This call for nominations will result in the listing of seven at-risk sites, which will receive enhanced attention from the Preservation League throughout 2022-2023. Applications reflecting the cultural and economic diversity of the state and its history, as well as its extraordinary heritage of architecture and design reflected in all property types are encouraged.
Seven to Save Benefits:
- Statewide Publicity: Listed sites will benefit from media outreach and enhanced visibility through the League’s communication platforms.
- Local Publicity: Preservation League staff will work with local advocates on a public announcement of the listing. The League will be available to local media for interviews and comments. By mutual agreement, the
- League will enhance the visibility of the threatened property and its selection as a Seven to Save site by working with the successful nominators to produce and display banners, signs, or other materials for use on-site, as appropriate.
- Educational: Listed sites will be given priority for the Preservation League’s educational outreach programs and materials.
- Financial: Listed sites will be given priority for any Preservation League funding programs that may be applicable. Funding generally available include the League’s Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grant Programs.
- The nominated site must be located in New York State.
- The nominated site must be culturally, historically and/or architecturally significant (but need not be designated as a local landmark, or listed on the State or National Registers of Historic Places).
- The continued existence and integrity of the site must be seriously threatened.
- There must be a strong local group with an identified leader/contact person advocating for the protection of the site, with the capacity to effectively partner with the League.
- The Preservation League will be able to play a meaningful role through one or more of our existing programs, including technical services, public policy, grants, etc.
- When possible, the nominated site will illustrate a broader regional, state and/or national preservation issue.
- In selecting the sites for the 2022-2023 list, the Preservation League will consider diversity of historic and current cultural associations, geography, property type, preservation issues, stakeholders, and audience.
The nomination deadline is Friday, March 4th at 5 pm. For more information or to submit a nomination, click here.
Photo of Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh, 2016-2017 Seven to Save recipient, courtesy Preservation League of New York State.